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BOSTON – The Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development last week said that the state added 3,700 jobs in June, edging the total unemployment down 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.5 percent from the May rate. more
If the region’s business leaders listened only to the chattering class or politicians with points to score, you get the sense they wouldn’t bother to get out of bed in the morning. After all, Rhode Island is dead last is every job-creation or business-climate list, right? more
New-home sales in the U.S. surged in August to the highest level in more than six years, a sign that the housing recovery is making progress. more
A strengthening labor market and lower gasoline prices mean Americans have extra cash for the holidays. Some economists are forecasting the money will keep flowing into, and out of, consumers’ pockets next year. more
What do Providence, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis all have in common? more
In Middletown, the owners of Atlantic Beach Hospitality Group have resurrected plans suspended during the recession to replace the Knights Inn motel on Aquidneck Avenue with a higher-end, 198-room hotel. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. more
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on Providence’s use of tax-stabilization incentives. more
As competition for commercial business among banks in the region intensifies, Washington Trust Bancorp, parent of The Washington Trust Co., is sticking to a cautious, service-focused business model as it looks for growth opportunities – especially in Massachusetts and Connecticut. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest drop for the Nasdaq 100 Index in two years, as technology and consumer companies extended last week’s slide before the start of corporate earnings season. more
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